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botanical name:
Lavatera x clementii 'Bredon Springs'
Lavatera x clementii 'Bredon Springs' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Tree Mallow
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, semi-evergreen
height: 2.50m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Shallowly cup-shaped, bright pink flowers throughout summer. Grey-green foliage which may evergreen or semi-evergreen, depending on the climate. Robust and fast growing.

cultivation:
Requires good drainage and full sun. Thrives on poor, dry soil. Short-lived when grown on rich soils. May be damaged or killed by cold, damp winters.
Best to cut all growth hard back in spring.

propagation:
From cuttings in early summer.

other notes:
Hybrid derived from Lavatera olbia x Lavatera thuringiaca.
Named after the village of Bredon in Worchestershire, UK.

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